Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 6, 2010, 8:21 AM
Founded in 2001, the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) is a volunteer-run, 501c3 non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to low-income women in New York State who cannot afford to pay for an abortion.
NYAAF, an affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds, believes that abortion services should be available to all women regardless of their ability to pay. Without funding, many women do not have a real choice.
Abortion funds are local, grassroots organizations that raise money to support women in need of abortion services. From 2008 to 2009, NYAAF provided over $43,000 in assistance to support 77 women.
The need for abortion funding is so great that there are more than 100 abortion funds across the country. For more information on funds outside of New York, visit www.nnaf.org